SAFEGUARDING 

Policy Statement for the Safeguarding of Children and Adults at Risk at Totnes St Mary’s with St John’s Bridgetown

As members of the PCC we commit our church community to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all, especially the young and vulnerable. We recognize that our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the whole church community. We are fully committed to acting within current legislation, guidance, national frameworks and the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy and procedures. We will also act in an open, transparent and accountable way in working in partnership with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Children and Adult Social Care Services, the Police, Probation Services and other agencies to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. We welcome staff and volunteers who are recruited in accordance with House of Bishops’ Interim Guidelines on Safer Recruitment 2013. This means we will ensure that those who are employed or who volunteer to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults are suitable for the role, that they know what the role entails and that they are supported in carrying
it out.

Persons within the PCC and this Parish who hold formal responsibilities and the prime duty of care for safeguarding are: 

Team Rector The Reverend Prebendary Julian Ould

Safeguarding Officer Elizabeth Waterson: 01803 849345

 

Helpful Numbers

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

Charlie Pitman
01392 345909

charles.pitman@exeter.anglican.org

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Phil Parker
Tel: 01392 345910

CCPAS (Churches Child Protection Advisory Service) Helpline – (state you are calling from Exeter Diocese) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
0845 1204550

CHILDLINE
0800 1111 / text 1098

PARENTLINE PLUS
0808 800 222

NSPCC helpline (for those affected by abuse)
0800 3895344

Police (all non-emergency enquiries)
101


Jason Vasey 07971290297

Concerns about Children

Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):

0345 155 1071

 

Concerns about adults

Devon – Care Direct:

0345 155 1007

 

Domestic Abuse

Devon Domestic Abuse Service:

0345 155 1074

Locally Totnes Connection Hub: 01803 840354

 

Rape Crisis

Devon & Torbay:

01392 204174

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Prayer & Worship

Find out more about our regular worship and special services at both St Mary's and St John's.

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Music & Events

Find out more about our concerts
and events.

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Community & Safeguarding

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak
to either:

 

Our Parish Safeguarding Rep -

Elizabeth Waterson 01803 849345
 or The Diocesan Safeguarding Team